Unit: Molecular Biosciences & Biosystems Engineering
Program: Biological Engineering (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Mon Nov 15, 2010 - 12:02:43 pm

1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.

a.       The graduate has the ability to design a system, component, or process in which biology plays a significant role.

b.      The graduate has the ability to design and conduct experiments to gather information for engineering designs.

c.       The graduate has the ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools to define, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

d.      The graduate has the ability to communicate effectively to a technical audience from diverse areas of expertise.

e.    The graduate has the ability to apply sustainability concepts in engineering design, processes and products.    

f.      The graduate recognizes the need to engage in life-long learning through participation in professional conferences, workshops, and courses, and by reading and writing in the relevant literature.

2) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 344
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mbbe/courses.html#_be_courses

3) Below is the link to your program's curriculum map (if submitted in 2009). If it has changed or if we do not have your program's curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2010:

4) The percentage of courses in 2009 that had course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is indicated below. Please update as needed.


5) State the assessment question(s) and/or goals of the assessment activity. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.

7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

9) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated.
If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

10) Summarize the actual results.

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

13) Other important information:

Due to smaller number of students in the graduate program, no specific methods were adopted to assess the SLO. However, student were individually mentored by the respective faculty members to meet the graduation requirement including satisfactory research work and refereed publication. The BE MS students are also highly sought in the job market with 100% placement. This further proves the quality of the program.